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Tis’ the season for holiday merriment in St. Pete. From late November 2021 until early January 2022, the Tampa Bay area will host a myriad of events and activities that will bring winter festivity to the Sunshine City.

Take a glimpse at our pre-selected list of the festivities you may see your Reflection Sales Team taking part in this holiday season!

Have you ever seen “snow” in Florida?  Ho ho ho, let’s go!

Winter Beach at the St. Pete Pier

November 20-January 17

As the only waterfront rink in St. Pete, guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay and downtown as they ice skate under the sky. Throughout the season, guests can enjoy festive food, holiday music, photos with Santa, “snow” days, themed skating nights like silent disco, 80s and 90s night, holiday events such as musical concerts, holiday movie night, plus more.

St. Pete Pier, 800 2nd Avenue NE

Whiskey Wonderland at Coastal Creative

December 4

On Saturday, December 4, bartenders representing restaurants and cafes from across the Tampa Bay region will each craft a specialty whiskey-based cocktail, and you get to be the judge!

In addition to a medley of whiskey cocktails, the event will feature a local art and vendor market, plus a food truck alley featuring some of your favorite mobile food hubs in the region.

This ticketed event will offer two different time slots for attendees to choose from: 12pm-3pm, and 5pm-8pm. There will also be special VIP tasting hours available from 11am-12pm, and 4pm-5pm.

Coastal Creative, 2201 1st Avenue South

Shopapalooza at Vinoy Park

November 27 & 28

LocalShops1’s massive holiday shopping event, Shopapalooza, will return November 27 and 28 to celebrate the best businesses here in the ‘Burg. It’s also the perfect time to get on holiday shopping. Remember this season, as with every season, it is so important to support your local small businesses.

The event will feature four food halls, and more than 300 local vendors.

701 Bayshore Drive NE

Christmas Tree Lighting at Straub Park

November 27, 5-8pm

Join the St. Pete community for a major tree lighting ceremony in North Straub Park on the waterfront in St. Pete. This event will be part of St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman’s Faring Well Tour.

North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast

Enchant St. Petersburg at Tropicana Field

November 26-January 2

Enchant Christmas creates Winter Wonderlands across the globe. The concept illuminated the Sunshine City in 2019, and it’s ready to do it once again in 2021. The organizers announced that Enchant Christmas will return this year. Tickets are set to go on sale in September.

Tampa Bay residents will be captivated once again this holiday season as Enchant, the whimsical and heartfelt Christmas light maze and village, announced their return to the city from November 26, 2021-January 2, 2022. Known for transporting guests to a world of festive wonder, Enchant is proud to present The Mischievous Elf, thesecond in a series of five fascinating adventures.

Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive

Miracle at Mezzo

November 26-January 1

The Miracle Bar has more than 80 locations globally, with pop ups in major destinations like Greece, Paris and Montreal.

Miracle at Mezzo begins on Black Friday and will continue through New Year’s Eve. An early teaser from the Miracle at Mezzo Instagram account shows The Christmas Carol Barrel — a super festive cocktail made with rum, aquavit, amaro, pumpkin, lemon, orange, and bitters.

Intermezzo, 1111 Central Avenue

Boca Ciega Lighted Boat Parade

December 11

Each year, BCYC members and invited friends come together to spread holiday joy by decking the hulls and heading out on Boca Ciega Bay to parade the BCYC way.

Participants need only a simple fee to enter – two (or more!) unwrapped toys for Operation Santa. Operation Santa, coordinated by the Gulfport Police Department, collects toys for the children of Gulfport whose holidays would not be as cheerful without the generosity of the community. Boca Ciega Yacht Club is proud to have been part of Operation Santa for over 20 years.

Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 4600 Tifton Drive South

For an inclusive list of activities throughout the Tampa Bay region this holiday season, visit ILovetheBurg.

Happy Holidays, friends!

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